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's progressive. call or click today. >>> republican charlie crist ran for governor of florida the usual way. by eating possum at the local eating possum festival. by shaking a lot of hands. charlie crist knew florida and he knew florida politics right down to the last rescued sea turtle. shortly crist was a moderate republican and a proud member of the reality-based community as a republican. as florida governors go, governor crist was popular. he carried approval ratings of over 50%. but then something happened to florida governor charlie crist. something happened to his career. in february of 2009, in the worst of the economic crisis with the nation shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs, charlie crist hugged the democratic president, he hugged president obama at an event in fort meyers and said that president obama's economic stimulus plan was going to be good for florida and good for the country. a few months after that, he announced instead of running for governor, he was going to make a bid for the senate. at the time the idea was to keep a republican in that senate seat. charlie cris
felt their chances were better in ohio than say virginia or florida was because of the auto industry. as you've mentioned before, one in eight jobs in this state are connected to the auto industry. the auto bailout is very popular. the president never missed a chance on a campaign trail in ohio to talk about how he had gotten the auto industry back on track and how governor romney opposed that bailout. >> thank you very much. we have breaking news of this moment. cbs news projects that mitt romney will carry the state of south carolina. no great surprise. mccain won that state by 9% in 2008, but we can now project that mitt romney will carry the state of south carolina. bob and nora, state of ohio again. it's so critical tonight. it might be said that if the president wins reelection tonight, he may have won it in 2009 when he signed that auto bailout. >> it very well might be the case. i still don't understand why governor romney went to cleveland today. this is the most heavily democratic part of the country and one of the most heavily democratic counties. maybe he was just trying
, not only virginia but also florida in the southeast to be competitive in this race tonight, but that is not enough. as we move to the midwest he's going to have po pick off one of the key states in barack obama's fire wall, either ohio or wisconsin because you see what happens right there, if the president gets both ohio and wisconsin he only five votes away from an electoral lock. >> well, this is the difficult route that br has. he has to take the atlantic coasts sta s states and move i into the midwest and start picking off midwestern states. early in the night if he sees trouble in those, it's going to be a very difficult night for mitt romney. he has to win those three atlantic coast states. >> if he doesn't, if the president wins any one if we go back to the what if board in the middle. any one of these in play where he's ahead or tied he has 270 electoral votes. >> let's head off to richmond, virginia, with amy klobuchar robach. i know you're at a dnc headquarters. >> reporter: i'm wearing purple. it was completely coincidental but very appropriate because this is a
to the president coming up next hour. millions of americans have already voted in places like florida, ohio, and in georgia. but that is just a fraction of the total, which makes the next three days pretty darn important for the candidates. joining me now, as she does at this time every week, is cnn contributor maria cardona. and from miami this morning, cnn contributor anna navarro. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> maria, last week you said that the latino vote is being undercounted in the polls and that president obama actually has a bigger lead than everyone thinks. i want to get anna's take on that one. >> you know, we could spend all morning here discussing the skewed polls. if they look good from my side, the democrats think it look s skewed. i think we're going to go into a nose spin and we don't want to suffer from political schizophrenia. my advice is that we don't obsess about polls because it really could lead to temporary insanity between now and november 6th. i just saw two polls last night from florida. one mitt romney six points up on barack obama, and the sec
, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the results already by the people that have come out early and that's why the campaigns spent so much time on getting out the vote early, this ground game on these early votes. >> pelley: we'll come back to you early and often. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john is going to be showing us the various ways that the candidates can get to the 270 electoral votes necessary to twin presidency. john? >> well, first, scott, let's follow up on what bob was saying. we're going to dispatch with 41 of the states, the majority of the country cbs estimates based on the polling that those states are either going to go to barack obama or to mitt romney. that gives barack obama a start where he's likely to get 237 electoral votes, mitt romney is likely to get 191 electoral votes. so here we are at the beginning of the evening, nothing has been called, it's all possibility. so what is the easiest past for each candidate to get to that
. >> provisional ballots could be a four-letter word in the coming days. >> that's right. >>> florida, another critical battle ground state. the campaign's final days were marked by controversy over the state's early voting. if it's clear if you do the math, for mitt romney to become president, he needs to win in florida. we're joined by ashleigh banfield in miami. good morning. >> the last republican president to actually take the white house without taking florida was warren harding back in '24. i suppose there's a first time to change that trend. john, 829 precincts in miami-dade and i'm just at one of them. i'm here two hours early. it's dark, it's lovely out. take a look behind me, though. are you ready for this? two hours until the polls open and we've already got a line of several people. i had a quick chat with some of them, john. already some of these people have waited in early voting lines for six hours. so they are very keen to get going. i want to show you quickly as i give you stats on some of the early voting by the way. we have 11.4 million registered voters in florida. we have
. >> appreciate all the work you are doing. >> then back to boston to await returns with often eye on florida, ohio and virginia, team romney expects as they go, so will the nation. for months despite record spending, record campaign activity, record advertising, neither candidate really been able to break away from the other. tonight in boston there is optimism. hope, anxiousness. preparation for what could be a very late night that could spill in tomorrow or beyond. megyn, bret? >> thank you. >> bret: now to chief white house correspondent ed henry in chicago. sned >> good evening, bret. last night, the obama camp was predicting a blow-out. we got off the phone with the senior advisors saying they have to admit florida, virginia, and slew of battlegrounds are too close to call. >> president obama tried to displace calm and confidence today -- >> i expect we will have a good night. >> it was clear last night the magnitude of the moment set in. as he waits to find out whether he will secure his place in history as a transformational president or mere one-term wonder. >> he said yes, we can. a
to florida with melissa francis. melissa: good evening, neil. we are at the processing center. those are absentee ballots that they are taking out right now. and you can see them running through the machines over there. trying to get a count as we near the end in hillsborough county. right now we had only one precinct left that hasn't reported and been counted. 346 precincts in of 347. barack obama is in the lead, 52% to 42%. 42,000 votes in this area and we are just waiting for the last precinct to come in. hillsboro is one of those counties that it is a swing county in a swing state. they say that it has accurately predicted who is going to be president back to president reagan except for one election. it is definitely one to watch. we are almost at the finish line here. neil: thank you very much. in florida, that is what is going on. michael brown, what do you think? to i think it is a tough path for mitt romney to find 270 electoral votes. i think the league will be sustained in north carolina, but he is behind the popular vote as it's coming in florida. i think there's some poss
at 206 though that number could change because the results from the battlegrounds of florida not yet in. you need 270 to win and the president crossed that magic number around what time? bill: 11:17 p.m. martha: he says the best is yet to come in his administration and he's willing to work with americans to solve america's problems. >> despite all the frustrations of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future, i have never been more hopeful about america and i ask you to sustain that hope. i believe we can keep the promise of our founder. if you are willing to work hard be it doesn't matter where you come from, where you work or how love or what you look like. it doesn't matter whether you are able, disabled, gator straight, you can make it here in america if you are willing to try. bill require want to start with byron york. byron, good morning to you. in boston we find you there. let's go through this. how did the president's team put together this winning coalition. >> he reassembled the coalition he had in 2008. did extremely well with the groups i had done well wit
waiting on florida once again? we're going to talk to debbie wasserman schultz about her home state. president obama reelected. what should be the first thing on his agenda? . ♪ 99 bushels of wheat on the farm...99 bushels of wheat! ♪ [ male announcer ] yep, there's 8 layers of whole grain fiber in those mini-wheats® biscuits... to help keep you full... ♪ 45 bushels of wheat on the farm. 45 bushels of wheat! ♪ ...all morning long. there's a big breakfast... [ mini ] yeehaw! ...in those fun little biscuits. there's a big breakfast... [ mini ] yeehaw! music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> welcome back, everybody. one battleground state still has not been decided for eithe
counting the votes. florida when they're still counting the votes. simply too close to call. idaho, i think i mistakenly said that was expected to go for the presidents. i was wrong. mitt romney picks up by no and its four electoral votes. going to washington state, this was a state that the president was expected to win. he picks up those 12 electoral votes out of washington. and as we look at hawaii, the president's old state, for electoral votes, little doubt that this was going to happen. barack obama when so why. a great deal of fuss. don't know if that was true. sort of a fallback. no need. at this point he's on route to looking pretty good, but we will see in virginia. george allen is going to a stage three is likely to concede the virginia senate. that looks pretty much. with all that i've given you, this is where we stand now in the california senaae race. dianne feinstein wins. the math and the numbers racked up dramatically for another senate seat. keeping that. here is where we stay. two ordered 44 before barack obama. twenty-six electoral votes away from the reelected president
their final efforts. >> on sunday president obama campaigned in concord, new hampshire, hollywood, florida, cincinnati, ohio, and aurora, colorado. he begins this morning with a rally in madison, wisconsin. nancy cordes is there covering the obama campaign. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is due to address this crowd in about an hour and a half. he spends this final day of the campaign in three key midwestern states. here in wisconsin, then in ohio, and iowa. if he sweeps all three of those states tomorrow, his victory is almost assured and campaign officials say they feel very good about their chances. >> hello, florida! hello, virginia! hello, ohio! >> reporter: crisscrossing the country in this final lap, the president told crowds of 10,000 and 20,000 that he is the same bipartisan hopeful truth teller they elected four years ago. >> you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. ♪ you make me >> reporter: in the closing days this campaign has taken on the era of a traveling concert. over the weekend katy perry, dave matthews
campaigned in the concord, new hampshire, hollywood, florida and cincinnati, ohio. nancy cordes is covering the obama campaign. good morning. >> reporter: charlie and norah, good morning to you. the president closes his campaign today in the three midwest states that are central to his strategy, ohio,w iowa an wisconsin. his victory is almost assured if he wins here and they would be willing to put money on a big win. >> hello, florida. hello virginia. hello, ohio. >> reporter: crisscrossing the country the president told crowds of 10,000 and 20,000 that he's the same bipartisan hopeful truth teller they elected four years ago. new know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. ♪ >> reporter: in the closing days this campaign has taken on the air of a traveling concert. over the weekend katie perry, dave matthews and stevie wonder warmed up the president's crowd. another picture on the campaign trail, former president bill clinton. >> he's been a good commander-in-chief, a good decider in chief. >> reporter: publicly and privately obama campaign officials express
carolina president obama took every single battleground state. the only remaining question is florida which hasn't yet been called and where the president still holds a lead. last night at 12 minutes past 11:00, 12 minutesfirst declared the winner in 2008 the president clenched ohio and with it re-election. but a few were too shocked to believe it. >> all i'm saying is is that look we've had one instance where we're -- where something was prematurely called. >> karl rove is here with michael back there with the decision desk. we would like to refer to this as cage match 2012 bring it go. >> just before midnight while karl rove protested ay held at his rtz in dave weigel tweeted -- nobody tell rove but the ohio gop has conceded and gone home. at 12:50 in the morning, romney called to congratulate the president and shortly after used his concession speech to call for national unity. >> i so i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for
right. take a look at this everybody, this is mitt romney speaking right now live in orlando, florida. i don't know how big the the crowd is, but we can tell that it's an enthusiastic crowd and let me remind you last night in pennsylvania in the open air and very cold night, mitt romney drew well over 20,000 people. he then went to virginia and late at night, sunday night, he drew 3,000 in virginia. right now, that's mitt romney live in orlando, florida. he just said, we are one day away from a fresh start. that's what mitt romney has had to say. listen in for a second. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. god bless you all. god bless florida. god bless orlando. we're going to take back this country and make it strong and proud and prosperous. thank you so very much. thank you guys. thank you. >> and he just wrapped up his speech in time for you to bring the opening bell on wall street. as we approach this trading session, the day before the great election, we're expecting a pretty flat opening. in fact, we're not expecting stocks to do that much today. we've seen a big move in the the p
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, and we finally have a winner in florida. cnn projects that president obama will win the state. this is based on updated vote totals released yesterday. meanwhile florida governor rick scott is ordering a review of the election process in his state. people there waited in line for hours, even after polls closed in somt parts of south florida. >>> well, it is never too early to start looking ahead, so we asked cnn political editor paul steinhauser to start handicapping the 2016 presidential race. >> call it the never-ending campaign. when one election ends, the next one begins. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him. >> i just spoke with governor romney, and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. >> with the 2012 campaign barely in the rear view mirror, we're already talking about the next president in the white house. does the popular gop senator in florida have designs on running for the next republican nomination. a source close says that's way too premature. but it's always good to have friends in iowa. rubio's just one name in a larg
to nbc's first read, romney was in florida yesterday and virginia today. he'll also hit wisconsin, ohio, new hampshire, and colorado before the election. the president, this is an interesting map for him, he will be in wisconsin where he is right now with nevada, colorado, ohio, iowa, virginia, and florida. of course, they're sending their number one surrogates, the vp nominee out where they're not going. is this the map centered in ohio, virginia, and florida, is it still where the action is? >> it is for governor romney for sure. it's always been the case that governor romney needs to win florida, needs to win virginia, and pretty much needs to win ohio. even then he still needs to pick up another state somewhere along the way. you can see in his map that he's spending moths of his time in florida, virginia, and ohio and a little bit of time in one of those other states that he thinks he might be able to get a pickup, whether that's wisconsin, whether that's colorado. those are the states he thinks he has the best chance. he's not spending time in iowa. he'll spend two different trips
of florida behind. they close at 7:30. the results will come fast on on battleground states indicative of how independent voters ultimately all voters will decide this race. as tight as they have been nationally, four years ago president obama became the first democratic and 44 years to win virginia. going into election day today, virginia's 13 editorial votes are considered to be in play and virginia remains a state both campaigns deemed critical to the editorial college victory. governor romney's path to victory narrowing considerably without virginia. sending the first lady for last-minute rally yesterday. the home of this year's democratic national convention and the 15 editorial votes could easily move to the republicans. remember two weeks ago the obama campaign aide claimed the president had given up on north carolina. the two met campaigns have spent $170 million on campaigning in ohio. a romney victory could mean a president so-called midwest firewall is cracking. ohio is so important to these candidates that the president spenpresidentspent parts of thee days there. governor romney
the cheapest place for gas. but just one florida gas station just doesn't care, charging $3 above its competition. they are raking it in. and they're not alone. this could be happening near you, if you're not careful. we'll explain it. more "money" coming up. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. but when i was in an accident... by december 22nd i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a be. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. ♪ . melissa: one of the ideas being floated as part of a deal on the fiscal cliff to start taxing companies for their carbon emissions of the why not? let just tax the hell out of them. a new report finds a carbon tax could cut the debt 12 to 50% next 10 years without raising anyone's income tax. but if the companies who get hit with the tax just pass
in south florida. he took issue with his opponent's promise of, quote, real change. listen. >> here's the thing, florida. we know what change looks like. what governor romney is offering ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. another $5 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy, that's not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of your policies until after the election, that's definitely not change. >> president obama's next stop just down i-71 from where i'm standing right now. he's going to be in cincinnati, then it's out west to colorado before he calls it a night. >> by wait, you see this lovely young woman? we're going to let her ride with me in my limo to the high school, okay? >> great. >> we're going to go have a cup of coffee. >> she's too young to vote, but you could still call her vice preside president biden's new bff, best friend forever. he made a stop at a nearby high school. the 17-year-old told him that the rally was at her school but she couldn't go because she had to work. so the vp gave her and her twin brother a ride to
. >> why is it you couldn't extend early voting. >> the right thing happened. >> florida republicans come clean on minority voter suppression. state senator nina turner responds top a new bombshell report. >>> democrats didn't ask for the super pac fight but they plan to win it. >> democrats need to come in off the sidelines and get engaged if they haven't. >> we'll tell you about the new democratic plan to outgun republican super pacs. >> and why is this nfl mascot shaving the head of an indianapolis colts cheer leader? it's a great story. we'll tell you about it ahead. ♪ if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove ♪ i'd have nothing to lose ♪ i'd be all lost at sea ♪ with no reason to make it through ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the celebration diamond collection. ♪ if it wasn't for you [ male announcer ] diamonds so expertly cut, we guarantee them for life. zales is the diamond store. let love shine. open enrollment is here. the time to choose your medicare coverage begins october 15th and ends december 7th. so call to enroll in a plan
cain/palin campaign, steve schmidt? >> coming attraction. >> good tease. >> he's down in south florida. we also have mark haleprin, senior political analyst, and look at this, this is huge. >> we have michael steele. >> michael steele here. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's a great way to start. >> wow. >> great way to start six hours of coverage. >> thank you. >> we also have john heilemann, he's in chicago. >> yes, we do. >> do we have john heilemann. >> great. that's great. >> this is a fun game. >> throw out a name and see if they're here. >> we started this really well. >> you know, in major league baseball, t.j., getting 4 out of 5 right, you would be -- >> that's pretty good. >> it'll get you fired on election day. hey, everybody let's vote. fire t.j. okay. here we go. mika, the "new york times" talks about now it goes to the voters state-by-state, "usa today" talks about decision time. today's a huge day? >> yes, people are choosing on the direction of the country. >> yeah, what do you think? >> i think it'll be obama but it'll be close and that'll be good for everybody. >> okay. well, that's one day.
for service vehicles. therefore it's just a speculation. john in florida. >> caller: jim, big boo ya to you from lake ashland, florida. >> man are you lucky throb. it's so miserable here. what's up? >> caller: baidu. >> no, no, i can't own individual. a loss there represents a value. john in florida. >> caller: hi, jim. i just want to mention i don't know if anyone ever told you but you remember billy joel, not lennon like you showed that portrait last week. >> billy joel was quite a hero in the concert for sandy. he looked great and he sounded great. >> if i don't like billy joel, i'm done. >> caller: what's your upon on plcn, pollycon? >> we don't want to be in anything i regard as video and voice because you'll be competing against the giant that is cisco! >> glen in illinois, please. again? >> caller: i'd like to thank you on your excellent insight into jobs in general. >> my stock has been up at past eight trading days and i was wondering if this was any case the stocks stocks were to pop. cldx is the prop. don't know why it's up. got to come back. sorry. could be a could good peck. >>
gamble. and we asked anna werner to look into that. >> reporter: florida sold 20,000 powerball tickets a minute today. >> i'm going to pay for hers, but lisa metzler didn't buy one. it's been a tough road for you, hasn't it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the letter carrier is fighting an addiction to gambling that cost her $70,000, as much as $10,000 on scratch- off lottery tickets. what did gambling do to your life? >> gambling flipped my life upside down. i shut out my family. i shut out my friends. it was all i wanted to do. >> reporter: you were hooked. >> i was hooked from day one. >> and they meet wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. >> reporter: metzler got help after she called this hot line run by the florida council of compulsive gambling, but last year, florida cut its budget by $1.5 million while spending $30 tellion on lottery advertising. pat fowler heads the council. >> a lot of the funding that our organization received was utilized for marketing and outreach because we know that's how we get help to the people who need it. >> reporter: six states have cut help for compulsive gamblers a
. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after officials uncover his extramarital affair. . >> yes it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. she was so concerned, she contacted the fbi who according to our sources traced it back to paula broadwell. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic u sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the evidence never turned up to be compromise to intelligence. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi inve
. governor romney started his day off in sanford, florida. it does not end there. the president then flies off to columbus, ohio. followed by a stop in des moines, iowa, before ending the day in his hometown of chicago, where he will likely watch the election results come in. governor romney visiting battleground states including virginia, ohio, and new hampshire. we are also told that he will not be arriving in his hometown of belmont, massachusetts, until overnight tonight. what do the candidates campaign stops reveal about their strategies? and also what their internal polling tells him? joining me now is chris stirewalt. and michael brown. let me start with you. what does it tell us? >> it sounds like mitt romney is very eager to keep the path to the presidency to him open. that is to win ohio. if he can close what seems to be a persistent that small gap in ohio, his chances of winning the overall presidency are much higher. that's what he wants to do. megyn: michael, what does it say about mitt romney campaign on election day. something obama is not going to do. >> we are seeing a clo
. that is up from a tie that we saw on election night. but down in florida, they are still counting the ballots. officials have until noon today to submit unofficial results to the secretary of state. cnn has yet to project a winner there, but with 97% of precincts reporting, president obama has a lead over romney. the romney campaign has conceded the race in florida. and for the first time since superstorm sandy hit new york, the lights on the statute of liberty were on. it is still closed. >>> in new jersey, chris christie says most areas of the state will have power by tonight. about 160,000 lost power because of the nor'easter that hit this week. >> life will be back for most of new jersey to normal come sunday. why do i mean, let's start with power. we backtracked slightly due to the nor'easter, after talking to them last night and this morning, my belief is that we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> you saw those dreadfully long lines on election day, how can we forget them, right? so what can states do to make sure that it doesn't happen again? or should the federal
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's why so many workers are moving to the lone star state. florida is a situation. there comes a point where etch auto of us has to decide what kind of country we want. many americans are depressed because traditional america seems to be disappearing. certainly president obama is a big government progressive guy and now he has a second term. talking points doesn't expect the president to change his philosophy is he going to spend enormous amount of money on social justice. and he is going to take money from successful americans in in order to finance his vision. could be wrong but i don't believe that's going to help the economy very much. however, the president is going to do the social justice thing no matter what. in texas, the government does not believe that redistributing income is its responsibility. all does not believe that you should micromanage the lives of its citizens. if you are dumb enough to ride a motorcycle without a mel helmet and you wind up in a cemetery it's your call. trust me nobody is banning 16-ounce soft drinks in waco. again it goes back to everybody has a g
very weak performances among other whites. look at those, florida and virginia where he's right in there punching till the very end winning under 40 -- well under 40% of white voters and still in a position to compete for them and just enough of those white working class voters in the midwest. >> as cokie roberts and jon karl, what do you think this says about who we are tonight. >> i think we should take a minute as george was saying to reflect on this story. i mean, this is a remarkable american story, the story of barack obama and what he -- what he represents personally, but also there's the changing america that has put him in this place and i think that that's why people get so excited about him because they recognize themselves in him in a way that they've never recognized themselves in a leader before, because it was never there before. now his tweet "we're all in this together" is something he really needs to deliver on, because we have to come out of this election being much more unified than the way we went into the election and that's going to be very -- >> another r
in sxiez allows democrats to overcome very weak performances. you look at florida and virginia where he's right in there punching, he's winning well under 40% of white voters and still in a position to fight for them. >> what is it this really says about who we are tonight. >> i think we should take a minute as george said to reflect on this story. i mean this is remarkable american story. and what he, what rerepresents personally but also the changing america that has put him in this place. i think that that's why people get so excited about it because they recognize themselves in him in a way they never recognized themselves in any leader before because it was never there before. now his tweet, we are all in this together is something he really needs to deliver on because we have to come out of this election being much more unified than the way we've gone into the election. >> there's another reason why this is historic in addition to the obvious one, this is a president who had running for re-election with with high unemployment, a low approval rating for much of this year, and a
voters in virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47%. >>> and an all-important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45%. nbc's tracie potts is in cincinnati, ohio with details on the candidate's final frantic day of campaigning. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. in ohio we are seeing that residents here are watching those polls. they know what the nation is saying about ohio. they are keenly wear of the importance of their vote and they're willing to stand in line for hours just to get a ballot. in cincinnati, the only line for early voting sunday wrapped around a whole city block. the wait, three hours. we found tony wilson at the back of the line. >> if you don't get it in, you can't complain later. you have to do your part. >> reporter: hamilton's county election administrator tells us they processed 22,000 voters, almost as many as 2008. >> as long as they're in line by the cutoff time
the african american community, there was an effort by republicans in states from pennsylvania, florida, ohio, to shrink the amount of days and ways in which african americans could vote. >> schieffer: you know, to me, most telling statistic in this whole race, dee dee, is when i read and learned from those exit polls that barack obama had won the cuban vote in florida. >> right. in florida. and the hispanic vote made up the entire marge nin florida, ended up being 73,000 votes. you can trace it a lot of different ways but that's one of them. that's pretty surprising. what the obama campaign will tell you, not only was their turnout operation every bit as good and better but their message was better. they won this because they appealed to middle class voters. they said who will do a better job taking care of people like you and middle cross voters resoundingly said yes. another thing john was alluding to, when you try to suppress the vote you try to-- it really makes them mad. and that helps to explain why so many people in the counties around cleveland, for example, why african american turn
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